Süp’s On!

    For a warm winter meal, you can’t beat this popular Midtown eatery. But you should also know the backstory of this determined Reno couple—and how they eventually found the recipe for success. By Paula Rile When Christian and Kasey Christensen describe their decade at the helm of Reno restaurant Süp (pronounced “soup” of course), they […]

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  • Coffee

    Black Velvet Coffee

    As always, we have advice for discovering the best and the brightest in the Sierra Nevada. Still doing some holiday shopping? We’ve got you covered, with handcrafted soaps and lotions or freshly picked mandarins. And we’ve collected recipes and pairing ideas for the December holidays, but also for January, when the cleanses and diets begin […]

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  • Pizza

    Chow? Ciao!

    Skillet Pizza, or more authentically Pizza in Padella, is Italian made easy: fresh ingredients, dough just so, cook it! By Paula Riley When it’s time to celebrate fall’s cooler evenings and deepening sky with flavorful dishes that can feed a family or a party gathered round the fire pit, inveterate Reno cook Lorena Merighi hand-makes […]

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  • Winterhill Olive Oil

    Winterhill Olive Oil

    Fall is harvest season for grapes and apples, of course, but also for olives. Find fresh, locally sourced, handcrafted specialty oils—to use yourself and to give as thoughtful holiday gifts to the cooks on your list. Story and Photography by Brinkley Maine Fourteen years ago, Richard Wolf and Annette Schoonover were on the hunt for […]

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  • Steve Anderson

    Perfect Pairs

    By Steve Anderson, Executive Chef of Northstar California Late Summer: When I think late summer in North Lake Tahoe, I think of perfect warm weather during the day with cool nights, my girls getting back into their soccer games and school, and our group of Truckee families trying to squeeze in those last barbecues before […]

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  • The Truffle Shop

    Small Town Flavor

    by Katrina Paz Photography by Kat Alves The Truffle Shop The Truffle Shop, in Nevada City, is the perfect stop for your sweetheart—any day of the year. Tucked away in Nevada City’s historic New York Hotel among a menagerie of boutiques is The Truffle Shop. Locals boast that it’s home to the best chocolate they’ve […]

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  • A Taste of Chocolate

    A Tale of Chocolate

    By Paula Riley Dorinda’s Chocolates offers handcrafted candy-just in time for Valentine’s Day. There once was a 12-year-old who made chocolate-covered cherries that friends and neighbors practically stood in line for. The girl, Dorinda Vance, experimented and tried new recipes on anyone who would taste them (which was pretty much everyone). Later, she applied herself […]

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